Baxter County Republican’s Men’s Club

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February through December

 

12:00 - 1:00 business meeting

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The Elks Club

101 Elk Way (on Hwy 62)

Mountain Home, AR

Baxter County Republican Men’s Club

November 2, 2023

 

Minutes:

 

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, November 2, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. President Waldrop chaired the meeting with 14 members and 6 guests in attendance.

 

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. The Treasurer and Secretary reports were given. Treasurer Frank motioned to change our banking account from Farmers and Merchants to Bank of the OZK as monthly service fees will be eliminated - Second by Tim Simon.

Vote was unanimous to approve the change of banks. County Committee report was delivered by Chris Chamberlin who reiterated dates for filing. Dennis Frank gave the QC report. Don Nelson reported on the Baxter County Republican Woman’s Committee, Michele Linehan gave the Twin Lakes Republican Women’s report. Gary Smith reported on Election Commission happenings. No 1st District report given.

 

Guest Speaker(s): Jason Nazarenko, Republican candidate for State House Representative District 4, talked about his background, experience and desire to represent the constituents of District 4. A brief Q&A session followed.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business: None

 

General Discussion: None

 

Announcements: Next meeting is December 7, 2023.

Bob Lowery noted the Lion’s Club will conduct a 4 day auction commencing on November 13th.

 

50/50: No drawing this month.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 12:51p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Gary Smith

BCRMC Secretary

 

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Baxter County Republican Men’s Club
October 5, 2023

Minutes:

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, October 5, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. Secretary Smith chaired the meeting with 15 members and 1 guest in attendance.

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. The Treasurer and Secretary reports were given. Tony Chamberlain gave the County Committee report and reminded Committee members that October’s mtg. has been changed to the 24th and November’s mtg. to the 7th. Dennis Frank gave the QC report. Don Nelson reported on the Baxter County Republican Woman’s Committee reminding all that their Oktoberfest will be on the 21st. Gary Smith reported on Election Commission happenings. No 1st District or TLRW reports given.

Guest Speaker(s): Rachel Young, ASUMH Recruiter, gave a presentation pertaining to our local campus, current programs, financial advantages and available scholarships as well as partnerships with local businesses. A brief Q&A session followed her delivery.

Old Business: None

New Business:
1. Tony Chamberlain presented his proposed roster for future speakers.

General Discussion: None

Announcements: Next meeting is November 2, 2023.
Dan Hall announced the annual Veteran’s Appreciation Day, ASUMH campus, October 7th.
Bob Zdora announced Marion Co. Reagan Day Dinner, Flippin High School, November 4th.
Tobias Pugsley announced Baxter Health no longer requiring COVID or flu shots for employees.

50/50: No drawing this month.

Meeting Adjourned at 12:57p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Smith
BCRMC Secretary

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Baxter County Republican Men’s Club
September 7, 2023

Minutes:

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, September 7, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. Chairman Waldrop chaired the meeting with 14 members, 2 Auxiliary members and 1 guest in attendance.

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. The Treasurer and Secretary reports were given. Chris Chamberlin gave the County Committee report, Dennis Frank the QC report. Chris Chamberlin the 1st District, Bill Andres and Gary Smith the Election Commission report and Don Nelson reported on the Baxter County Women’s Republican Committee.

Guest Speaker(s): none

Old Business: None

New Business:
1. Tony Chamberlain reported that next month’s guest speaker will be Rachel Young from ASU.

General Discussion:
Wayne Roth discussed current status of the Gamaliel fire boat. A lively discussion ensued pertaining to the $65K the city of Mtn. Home plans to invest in traffic surveillance cameras. The prevailing sentiment was that the membership considered this a poor investment and possible infringement on their rights and privacy.

Announcements: Next meeting is October 5, 2023.

50/50: No drawing this month.

Meeting Adjourned at 12:43p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Smith
BCRMC Secretary

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Baxter County Republican Men’s Club
August 3, 2023

Minutes:

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, August 3, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. Chairman Waldrop chaired the meeting with 16 members, 2 Auxiliary members and no guests in attendance.

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. The Treasurer and Secretary reports were given. Chris Chamberlin gave the County Committee report, Dennis Frank the QC report. No 1st District, TLRW or Election Commission report given.

Guest Speaker(s): none

Old Business: Vacancy in the 1st Vice President position: Status – still pending. (Post meeting, Tony Chamberlain volunteered to fulfill the responsibilities of the 1st vice Chair).

New Business:
1) Baxter County Fair’s Republican booth needs assistance with set-up, manning and take-down. Additional information will be passed on particulars.
2) Discussion to re-join the Mtn. Home Chamber of Commerce. After much discussion, Smith motioned seconded by Nelson to not renew for the following year. Vote was unanimous to approve.
3) Discussion on fund raising. A brief history of fund raising in the past was given by Smith. No further action taken.

General Discussion: Baxter County Judge Kevin Litty conducted a Q&A session on his first six months in office. Topics included the status of the landfill, status of the county health department and an extensive discussion of county airport events, past and present.

Announcements: Next meeting is September 7th, 2023.

50/50: No drawing this month.

Meeting Adjourned at 12:56p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Smith
BCRMC Secretary

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Baxter County Republican Men’s Club

July 6, 2023

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, July 6, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. Club Secretary Smith chaired the meeting with 10 members and 2 guests in attendance.

 

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. The Treasurers report and Secretary report were given. Ed Toscano gave the County Committee report, Dennis Frank the QC report, and Stetson Painter reported on the prior legislative session. No 1st District, TLRW or Election Commission report given.

 

Guest Speaker(s): Lieutenant Commander Cobb, Coastguard Auxiliary, informed the membership of that organization’s history, current status, activities, programs and goals.

 

Member Dan Hall relayed a project he and the DAV were working to get a disabled veteran some dental work funded that the Veterans Administration refused to fund.

 

Old Business: Vacancy in the 1st Vice President position. Status – still pending.

 

New Business: None

 

Announcements: Next meeting is August 3, 2023.

 

50/50: No drawing this month.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 12:56p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Gary Smith

BCRMC Secretary

 

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The June meeting was cancelled

 

Baxter County Republican Men’s Club

 

May 4, 2023

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, May 4, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. President Waldrop chaired the meeting with 14 members and 1 guest in attendance.

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. The Treasurers report and Secretary report were given. County Committee report was a group effort. Quorum Court report given by Dennis Frank to include details from Secretary of State Griffin’s recent address. Bill Andres reported on Election Commission and school board election underway. No 1st District or TLRW representation.

Guest Speaker(s): None

Old Business: Vacancy in the 1st Vice President position. President Waldrop will fill in for next month’s effort to obtain a guest speaker.

New Business: None

General Discussion: Several members from the Gamaliel Fire District lead a discussion on their efforts to fund and replace their current fire boat.

Announcements:
Next meeting is June 1, 2023.

50/50: Mike Rees won the drawing and donated it back to the treasury.

Meeting Adjourned at 12:55p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Smith
BCRMC Secretary

 

 

 

Baxter County Republican Men’s Club
April 6, 2023

Minutes:

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, April 6, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. Secretary Smith chaired the meeting with 11 members and 1 guest in attendance.

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. Secretary report was given and the Treasurers report given by Dennis Frank who also reported on Quorum Court activity. BCRC report was a group effort; Bill Andres gave the Election Commission report. No TLRW or 1st District report was given.

Guest Speaker(s): District Captain Jack Randall gave a presentation on his efforts to push for a Convention of States. His address covered the reasons and background as to why this effort should succeed. His hand-out is attached to this record.

Old Business: None

New Business:
1st Vice President Dennis Chafa, has submitted his resignation from the position of 1st Vice. An effort will be made to find a suitable replacement.

Announcements:
Next meeting is May 4, 2023.
Friends of the NRA dinner/banquet will be held April 18th. See Dan Hall for tickets.
Veterans Fair will be at the Fairgrounds on April 29th from 10-2.
Bull Shoals VFW will have a 48th anniversary celebration of the end of the Vietnam War April 30th.
2 to 5 p.m., Vietnam vets eat free, others $8 per. Live music provided.

50/50: Tim Simon won the drawing.

Meeting Adjourned at 1:00p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Smith
BCRMC Secretary

 

 

 

 

Baxter County Republican Men’s Club
March 2, 2023

Note for the record: February 2023 meeting was cancelled due to ice storm.

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, March 2, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. President Waldrop chaired the meeting with 18 members and 1 guest in attendance.

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. Secretary report was given and the Treasurers report given by Rod Soubers. Dennis Frank reported on Quorum Court activity and Chris Chamberlin on BCRC happenings. Bill Andres gave the Election Commissioner report.

Guest Speaker(s): none

Old Business: Election of Club Officers
The following individuals were nominated and voted in by acclamation; none had opponents.
Their two year term starts immediately.

President - Dirk Waldrop
1st Vice - Dennis Chafa
2nd Vice - Bill Andres
Secretary - Gary Smith
Treasurer - Dennis Frank

New Business: A general discussion ensued as to the status of the County Lincoln Day Dinner. Possible keynote speakers were suggested and caterer/venue options were considered. Additional discussion on the By-law regulations pertaining to the support of Republican candidates during primary elections. An attempt will be made to get our Face book account back in club control.

Announcements:
Next meeting is April 6, 2023.
Elk’s Lodge will be our permanent meeting location
Web page is up and running, future minutes will be posted there. BaxterGOP.com
Dennis Chafa is the main POC for future speakers. Reach him at 816-739-2339 or d_chafa@yahoo.com

50/50: No drawing this month

Meeting Adjourned at 1:00p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Smith
BCRMC Secretary

 

Issues. Jokes. Great Food. Men.

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Baxter County Republican Men’s Club

February 1, 2024

 

Minutes:

 

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, February 1, 2024 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. Secretary Smith chaired the meeting with 14 members and 2 auxiliary members in attendance. A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. The Secretary report was given. Quorum Court report given by Tink Albright, BCRC report by Chris Chamberlin and no other reports delivered.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business: With the Treasurer being absent, it was decided that collection of annual dues would be postponed until the March meeting.

 

Guest Speaker(s): Tink Albright, Republican candidate for State House Representative District 4, talked about her background, experience and desire to represent the constituents of District 4. A brief Q&A session followed.

 

Announcements: Next meeting is March 7, 2024.

Mtn. Home School Board Member Scott Booth will be the March speaker.

Baxter County Republican Convention will be held in conjunction of the regular mtg. March 26th.

Baxter County Republican Committee now meeting at the Mtn. Home VFW.

First Congressional meeting scheduled for February 17th.

 

50/50: No drawing this month.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 1:00p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Gary Smith

BCRMC Secretary

 

 

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Baxter County Republican Men’s Club
October 5, 2023

Minutes:

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, October 5, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. Secretary Smith chaired the meeting with 15 members and 1 guest in attendance.

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. The Treasurer and Secretary reports were given. Tony Chamberlain gave the County Committee report and reminded Committee members that October’s mtg. has been changed to the 24th and November’s mtg. to the 7th. Dennis Frank gave the QC report. Don Nelson reported on the Baxter County Republican Woman’s Committee reminding all that their Oktoberfest will be on the 21st. Gary Smith reported on Election Commission happenings. No 1st District or TLRW reports given.

Guest Speaker(s): Rachel Young, ASUMH Recruiter, gave a presentation pertaining to our local campus, current programs, financial advantages and available scholarships as well as partnerships with local businesses. A brief Q&A session followed her delivery.

Old Business: None

New Business:
1. Tony Chamberlain presented his proposed roster for future speakers.

General Discussion: None

Announcements: Next meeting is November 2, 2023.
Dan Hall announced the annual Veteran’s Appreciation Day, ASUMH campus, October 7th.
Bob Zdora announced Marion Co. Reagan Day Dinner, Flippin High School, November 4th.
Tobias Pugsley announced Baxter Health no longer requiring COVID or flu shots for employees.

50/50: No drawing this month.

Meeting Adjourned at 12:57p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Smith
BCRMC Secretary

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Baxter County Republican Men’s Club
September 7, 2023

Minutes:

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, September 7, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. Chairman Waldrop chaired the meeting with 14 members, 2 Auxiliary members and 1 guest in attendance.

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. The Treasurer and Secretary reports were given. Chris Chamberlin gave the County Committee report, Dennis Frank the QC report. Chris Chamberlin the 1st District, Bill Andres and Gary Smith the Election Commission report and Don Nelson reported on the Baxter County Women’s Republican Committee.

Guest Speaker(s): none

Old Business: None

New Business:
1. Tony Chamberlain reported that next month’s guest speaker will be Rachel Young from ASU.

General Discussion:
Wayne Roth discussed current status of the Gamaliel fire boat. A lively discussion ensued pertaining to the $65K the city of Mtn. Home plans to invest in traffic surveillance cameras. The prevailing sentiment was that the membership considered this a poor investment and possible infringement on their rights and privacy.

Announcements: Next meeting is October 5, 2023.

50/50: No drawing this month.

Meeting Adjourned at 12:43p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Smith
BCRMC Secretary

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Baxter County Republican Men’s Club
August 3, 2023

Minutes:

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, August 3, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. Chairman Waldrop chaired the meeting with 16 members, 2 Auxiliary members and no guests in attendance.

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. The Treasurer and Secretary reports were given. Chris Chamberlin gave the County Committee report, Dennis Frank the QC report. No 1st District, TLRW or Election Commission report given.

Guest Speaker(s): none

Old Business: Vacancy in the 1st Vice President position: Status – still pending. (Post meeting, Tony Chamberlain volunteered to fulfill the responsibilities of the 1st vice Chair).

New Business:
1) Baxter County Fair’s Republican booth needs assistance with set-up, manning and take-down. Additional information will be passed on particulars.
2) Discussion to re-join the Mtn. Home Chamber of Commerce. After much discussion, Smith motioned seconded by Nelson to not renew for the following year. Vote was unanimous to approve.
3) Discussion on fund raising. A brief history of fund raising in the past was given by Smith. No further action taken.

General Discussion: Baxter County Judge Kevin Litty conducted a Q&A session on his first six months in office. Topics included the status of the landfill, status of the county health department and an extensive discussion of county airport events, past and present.

Announcements: Next meeting is September 7th, 2023.

50/50: No drawing this month.

Meeting Adjourned at 12:56p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Smith
BCRMC Secretary

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Baxter County Republican Men’s Club

July 6, 2023

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, July 6, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. Club Secretary Smith chaired the meeting with 10 members and 2 guests in attendance.

 

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. The Treasurers report and Secretary report were given. Ed Toscano gave the County Committee report, Dennis Frank the QC report, and Stetson Painter reported on the prior legislative session. No 1st District, TLRW or Election Commission report given.

 

Guest Speaker(s): Lieutenant Commander Cobb, Coastguard Auxiliary, informed the membership of that organization’s history, current status, activities, programs and goals.

 

Member Dan Hall relayed a project he and the DAV were working to get a disabled veteran some dental work funded that the Veterans Administration refused to fund.

 

Old Business: Vacancy in the 1st Vice President position. Status – still pending.

 

New Business: None

 

Announcements: Next meeting is August 3, 2023.

 

50/50: No drawing this month.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 12:56p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Gary Smith

BCRMC Secretary

 

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May 4, 2023

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, May 4, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. President Waldrop chaired the meeting with 14 members and 1 guest in attendance.

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. The Treasurers report and Secretary report were given. County Committee report was a group effort. Quorum Court report given by Dennis Frank to include details from Secretary of State Griffin’s recent address. Bill Andres reported on Election Commission and school board election underway. No 1st District or TLRW representation.

Guest Speaker(s): None

Old Business: Vacancy in the 1st Vice President position. President Waldrop will fill in for next month’s effort to obtain a guest speaker.

New Business: None

General Discussion: Several members from the Gamaliel Fire District lead a discussion on their efforts to fund and replace their current fire boat.

Announcements:
Next meeting is June 1, 2023.

50/50: Mike Rees won the drawing and donated it back to the treasury.

Meeting Adjourned at 12:55p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Smith
BCRMC Secretary

 

Baxter County Republican Men’s Club
March 2, 2023

Note for the record: February 2023 meeting was cancelled due to ice storm.

The Baxter County Republican Men’s Club met noon, March 2, 2023 at the Mountain Home Elk’s Lodge. President Waldrop chaired the meeting with 18 members and 1 guest in attendance.

A moment of silence was observed and pledge of allegiance was recited. Secretary report was given and the Treasurers report given by Rod Soubers. Dennis Frank reported on Quorum Court activity and Chris Chamberlin on BCRC happenings. Bill Andres gave the Election Commissioner report.

Guest Speaker(s): none

Old Business: Election of Club Officers
The following individuals were nominated and voted in by acclamation; none had opponents.
Their two year term starts immediately.

President - Dirk Waldrop
1st Vice - Dennis Chafa
2nd Vice - Bill Andres
Secretary - Gary Smith
Treasurer - Dennis Frank

New Business: A general discussion ensued as to the status of the County Lincoln Day Dinner. Possible keynote speakers were suggested and caterer/venue options were considered. Additional discussion on the By-law regulations pertaining to the support of Republican candidates during primary elections. An attempt will be made to get our Face book account back in club control.

Announcements:
Next meeting is April 6, 2023.
Elk’s Lodge will be our permanent meeting location
Web page is up and running, future minutes will be posted there. BaxterGOP.com
Dennis Chafa is the main POC for future speakers. Reach him at 816-739-2339 or d_chafa@yahoo.com

50/50: No drawing this month

Meeting Adjourned at 1:00p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Smith
BCRMC Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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